Saturday, 31 March 2012
A descendant of a medieval paladin gets approached in an alley by a talking horse. It’s Christmas time and he’s drunk, so he doesn’t take it seriously. But he ends up being dragged across Ireland on a magical quest to find a sword; a sword that is needed by a fairy princess.
It originally started as another photo prompt. I will tell you how I got there because I know you are going to ask - the cliffs of Moher (as pictured on the cover) made me think of Arthur and the grail. I was thinking of the wonderful Susan Cooper series, 'The Dark is Rising'. Then I thought that Arthur had been done and I should do something else. I searched for a different artefact. I remebered the horn from Roland. I look up Roland - not only did he have a horn, and a sword, but he also had a magic talking horse, who could change size to accommodate up to four riders. I ask you – I could not make this stuff up! The horse was a gift from the necromancer Maugris – look him up – whoa jackpot!
Friday, 30 March 2012
What a concept!
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Saturday, 17 March 2012
One town's war on gay teens
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
I received this email last night and I was very pleased to see it. I have expressed previously, my grave concerns about banks and credit card companies holding themselves out as censors. I have also thought that this attack seemed to be on e-books only. Other works out in the printed domain do not attract the same attention.
A win for indie publishers and for us all!
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Monday, 5 March 2012
I made a tag cloud of all my story titles. I was rather pleased with how it turned out, but once I had uploaded it, I realised that the major words were 'breaking', 'man' and 'Christmas' - which isn't entirely what I was trying to go for. bwahaha